Basically it comes down to this: Our health insurance with Craig's new company hasn't started yet and the state refused to keep my kids insured until it does because a) we make too much money for the "free" program and b) they insured my kids for two weeks this summer, making them ineligible for the buy-in program.
So when one of my children needed medical attention I actually waited a week to see if it might get better....until it got to the point when I realized that it wouldn't.
I don't think a child should have to go without medical attention because of a lack of insurance. And I feel like a horrible mother for waiting as long as I did. And if I thought we didn't need to do something about the insurance/healthcare system before I sure do now. Because there's nothing more awful than watching your child struggle through ongoing asthma attacks and wondering if you can afford to get her help.
P.S. She's doing wonderfully now. They gave her a lung-strengthening steroid and the difference is amazing.